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Event: 117th Meeting of the International Maritime Organization Council[viewed]

The Council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is elected by the IMO Assembly for two-year terms beginning after each regular Assembly session.

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Event: 32nd Session of the FAO Committee on Fisheries[viewed]

The 32nd session of the Committee on Fisheries (COFI) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) is scheduled to take place at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy.

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Event: International Day of Forests 2016[viewed]

The International Day of Forests is held annually on 21 March to raise awareness of the importance of forests to people.

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Policy Update #11: Implementing the 2030 Agenda and its SDGs: Where to Start?[viewed]

The urgency of improving the implementation of sustainable development agreements was at the heart of the decision, at the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20), to negotiate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The call for all countries to develop plans to voluntarily implement globally agreed goals represents a break with the past. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (UNGA, 2015) seeks to set the global community on a different path, in the hope that it will result in a better outcome “on the ground.”

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UNEP, Zayed International Foundation Partner on Green Economy Textbook[viewed]

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Zayed International Foundation for the Environment will produce an international textbook on inclusive green economy, covering macroeconomic theory and specific sectoral policies. The textbook will provide researchers with a comprehensive analytical framework for studying green economy and will contain regional perspectives to enable policy design.

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ICC Evaluates G20 Responsiveness to Business[viewed]

The Group of 20 (G20) was rated as "Fair" in its responsiveness to policy recommendations from business, in an annual scorecard issued by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). The 2015 G20 Business Scorecard shows member countries having made progress on a number of international business priorities as set by the Business 20 (B20), including on Energy and Environment, and Anti-Corruption. However, the G20 also missed opportunities for advancing trade and international investment policy frameworks, the ICC finds.

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Event: World Environment Day 2016[viewed]

The 2016 World Environment Day will convene under the theme, 'Seven Billion Dreams.

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Event: G7 Summit 2016[viewed]

The 2016 Group of 7 (G7) Summit in Japan will bring together the leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the US to address global challenges.

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Event: 2016 AFDB Annual Meetings[viewed]

The 2016 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB) will convene under the theme 'Energy and Climate Change,' which draws on one of the Bank's 'High 5' priority areas, namely to 'Light up and Power Africa,' and reflects the Bank's New Deal on Energy and decisions emanating from the recent UN Climate Change Conference in Paris in December 2015.

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Event: International Day for Biological Diversity 2016[viewed]

The UN proclaimed 22 May the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues.

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